Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery
Ridge View Secondary College Opens Its Doors For 2019 School Year
Victor P Taffa
- New multimillion-dollar secondary college opens in Baldivis
- College has opened with 170 Year 7 foundation students
Rapidly growing suburb of Baldivis has a new $40.6 Million school with the official opening of Ridge View Secondary College today.
“College is working closely with its partner primary schools, Tuart Rise, Settlers and Makybe Rise to create a seamless kindergarten to Year 12 pathway for students in the future.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.
“School is part of the McGowan Government’s significant investment of $468.7 Million to build and improve Western Australian public schools.”
Independent Public School opened with 170 Year 7 foundation students, with total enrolments expected to reach 1,600 when the current Year 7 cohort reaches Year 12 in 2024.
State-of-the-art facilities include:
- 8 general classrooms;
- Dedicated science block with 10 laboratories;
- Food and textiles technology rooms;
- ICT and digital design laboratories;
- Mechatronics laboratory;
- Woodwork, metalwork and engineering workshops.
“Ridge View Secondary College will provide students with first-class, high-tech facilities in a modern learning environment.” Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said.
“This is a fantastic new school and it will take the growth pressure off Baldivis Secondary College as more of our local children graduate from primary school.”
Students will also have access to a sports hall, fitness centre and multi-purpose playing courts.